Salvador Perez took issue with being on the receiving end of a 96-mph errant fastball from Chris Archer on Wednesday night.
With the Tampa Bay Rays leading 7-0 in the seventh inning, Archer hit Perez in the left elbow with a pitch. Words were exchanged between the two and umpires got involved.
Archer scattered five singles and walked none, and his control is one of the reasons Perez had a problem with the pitch that hit him.
"Yeah, of course he threw at me. He's going to throw at me because I had two hits against him," Perez said. "I think he was mad. But I don't think that's the right way, you know? He never throws the first pitch inside."
Perez later called the episode "bulls---," according to the Kansas City Star.
"Honestly there was nothing malicious there," Archer said. "I've had some great interactions with him the past. He's a good hitter; I'm trying to pitch inside. There was no malicious intent with 96 mph."